Guest article, by ‘NRP’…
Water; the life blood of the world, Ohhh now just wait a minute….
In the past few years we all have heard of the contamination of many major water sources. The Animas River contamination (above) in 2015, The Elk River chemical spill in 2014, Flint, Michigan water crisis NOW, Walkerton, Canada Water Contamination Disaster 2000, North Carolina Drinking Water Contamination 2015.
“More than 5,300 water systems in America are in violation of the EPA’s lead and copper rule” CNN Wed June 29, 2016
“More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data”.
“Since 2004, the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria often found in sewage”; New York Times.
Just a few examples of the Water you drink, cook with, bath in, and water your garden with…. even wash your Dog with.
Now let’s move to the gist of my rambling; what are you going to do if this water contamination disaster happens in your State, County, City/Town, Neighborhood, or YOUR Home?
What if TSHTF and 99% of your water resources are contaminated, including your well, maybe from the local Oil/Gas Company’s “Fracking” or an earthquake? How about a Grid Down and the water is not being pumped?
As someone who is responsible for yourself, your family, and maybe others, can you assure that the supply of this “life blood” (your water) is “safe”?
Do you have a large house filter like the Big Berkey? How about a whole house filter system? What about when you’re traveling, do you have a portable system such as the Mini Sawyer? How about means and the knowledge to clean and/or replace the filters?
As everyone here knows, 3 days without water and you’re toast, probably more like 2 days. Do you have a few cases of bottled water to last a few weeks till you can get a “system” setup to supply your family?
As Ken has written many articles on how much water we all use, can you meet that number of gallons or even 1/10? Please remember 3 Days is not much time to rectify the situation if you don’t, it took FEMA 5 days to get water to the Super Dome, how long will it take to get water to you?
Just food, or water as the case may be, for thought. Please plan for your own existence.